Astros Minor League Recap: April 17th

Astros Minor League Recap: April 17th, 2017

Another day of baseball in the books. See how the teams and prospects performed in their games last night.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (5-7) lost 6-2 (BOX SCORE)

Four losses in a row for Fresno. Martinez made another start for Fresno it didn’t go well allowing 10 hits and 4 runs over 6 innings pitching. Fresno scored their two runs on one swing of the bat, a 2 run HR from Tucker. The Grizzlies only managed to collect five hits on the night. West had a scoreless inning in relief. Mortensen also pitched in relief allowing 2 runs bringing his ERA to 13.50.

Note: Tucker has 10 RBI in 10 games this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (7-4) lost 9-7 (BOX SCORE)

Tough loss late for Corpus. Sneed got the start last night and was solid allowing 2 runs over his 5 innings of work. Corpus was down 5-0 going into the bottom of the 6th but got 3 runs on a Garcia RBI single and a Mayfield 2 run HR. NW Arkansas extended their lead to 6-3 in the top of the 7th but Corpus battled back again getting 3 runs to tie it on a Ferguson RBI single, Laureano sac fly, and a Garcia RBI groundout. The score would stay tied at 6 until the 13th inning. In the 13th, NW Arkansas put up 3 runs to take the lead. Corpus would get one back in the bottom of the 13th but it wasn’t enough. Stutzman was solid in relief allowing just 1 run in 3 innings. Thompson was great in relief his first 3.1 innings but ran into trouble in the 13th.

Note: Ferguson is on a 6 game hitting streak, hitting .360 with 4 RBI in that time.

A+: Buies Creek Astros (9-3) won 4-2 (BOX SCORE)

Buies Creek continues to roll. Hernandez got the start last night and went 4.1 IP allowing 2 runs. BC manufactured a run in the first with Tucker walked, stole second, and scored on an RBI single from McCall. Down 2-1 in the 5th, Buies Creek scored 3 runs on a Martin sac fly, Straw RBI single, and Tucker RBI single. Bostick relieved Hernandez and continued his great pitching. He tossed 3.2 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit with 4 strikeouts. Deemes pitched the 9th striking out 2 and picking up the save.

Note: Bostick has now tossed 14.2 scoreless innings with 13 K this season.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (5-6) won 15-1 (BOX SCORE)

Great game for the Quad Cities offense. Their scoring started getting 4 runs in the 2nd inning on an Ayarza sac fly, Dawson 2 run triple, and another run scoring on an error. They would get 2 more in the 3rd on back to back homers from DeGoti and Rogers. They added another in the 4th on a Rogers RBI double. Alcala got the start and proved unhittable allowing just 1 hit over 5 scoreless innings. Quad Cities wasn’t near finished. Ayarza hit a 2 run HR in the 7th, his 3rd HR in the last two games. DeGoti would hit another solo HR in the 8th and a Johnson RBI double added another. To cap it off in the 9th, Cesar connected on a grand slam to to left field to give Quad Cities 15 runs. The bullpen was solid too allowing just 1 run in 4 innings.

Note: Sierra has a 2.57 ERA with 8 K in 7 IP this season.

Today’s starters according to

FRE: Keegan Yuhl (8.22 ERA)

CC: Kyle Smith (5.14 ERA)

BC: Alex Winkelman (0.00 ERA)

QC: Hector Perez (2.25 ERA)

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